A Christmas Prayer For China
Evangelism Among Chinese In America
We are praying for evangelism among Chinese for the rest of December. This week pray for evangelism to Chinese in the US.
Over 300, 000 Chinese studied in the US in 2015. Ask the Lord to use his church esp during this Christmas season to minister the gospel to these sojourners.
Pray for the seekers, esp the Communist Party members among them. Pray for boldness to pledge full allegiance to Christ.
Pray for churches and parachurches to labor toward quality of discipleship over quantity of converts. Pray against idolatry of ministry success.
Ask the Spirit to preserve the faith of returnee-converts to China. Pray for growth in love & submission to local believing communities.
Distrust is an issue among Chinese. Ask the Spirit to transform Chinese believers’ relationship with each other as they submit to the Prince of Peace.
Pray for greater fellowship, collegiality, & partnership btw churches and parachurches, & btw American and ethnic Chinese churches.
Articles To Read This Week:
Evangelism In The Chinese Countryside
This week pray for the gospel to reach the Chinese countryside.
As China modernizes, the elderly are among those left behind in dwindling rural villages. Ask God to send his church to love the aged.
Rural quality of life continues to lag behind as income gap widens. Ask that the urban church share the rural church’s burden, remembering Christ’s poverty.
China’s household registration policy limits migrant workers’ access to services in cities. Ask God for resources to minister to these workers’ needs.
Pray for migrant workers ministries. Pray that the relationship between the “haves” and “have-nots” in the urban church be characterized by genuine love.
Ask the Spirit to raise up evangelists among migrant workers and set their hearts on fire to take the gospel back to their hometowns.
Ask that the good news of Christ be made known among the depressed and disheartened in Chinese countryside in this season of hope.
An Article To Read This Week:
Evangelism In Chinese Cities:
This week pray for the gospel to reach people of every class in Chinese cities.
May Christmas celebrations prompt deeper questions. Ask the Spirit to intervene in people’s busyness & reveal the futility of life apart from Christ.
Ask God to heal any enmity within the urban church as she preaches reconciliation. May others be brought to faith by the love they witness.
Pray for city dwellers to see an alternative to a life of self-sufficiency in the Christmas message. True rest can be found in a life dependent on Christ.
Pray for seekers & believers from all walks of life. May both the rich and the poor be humbled by Jesus, God Incarnate, and find their ultimate hope in him.
Ask God to warn the urban church against the idolatry of materialism esp during Christmas. Pray for contentment with God’s provision and faithfulness in stewardship.
Pray that the urban church leaders would lay aside their pride and become instruments of Christ’s sacrificial love.
Videos To Watch This Week: